Non-essential retail shops could be allowed to open in Wales in three weeks time.

First Minister Mark Drakeford has told them to prepare for possibly reopening after the next review of lockdown rules.

Supermarkets, corner shops, banks, pharmacies and petrol stations have been able to remain open during the coronavirus lockdown, but that list could grow in Wales after the next review decision around June 19.

This could include shops selling things like clothes, toys, books and electronics, as well as indoor markets.

In England, non-essential shops have been given the go-ahead to open their doors again from June 15.

Announcing plans to allow two households to meet up outside in Wales from Monday, June 1, Mr Drakeford said he hoped his next announcement would include news on shops re-opening.

He said that now was the time for non-essential shops to start preparing to open.

“We are saying now to prepare," he told BBC Radio Wales. "They can put all the safeguarding measures in place. And in three weeks’ time, if we’re in a position to do so, we will be able to give them permission to get on and re-open.

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“It is not a wasted three weeks. It is a clear signal to them to use these three weeks to put all the safeguarding measures in place, and in three weeks time, if we are in the position to do so we will be able to give them permission to get on and re-open.

“We want to be able to move Wales in that traffic light system further down the line of re-opening society. But we will only do that when it is safe.”